Meeting The Pioneer Woman . . .

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

Saturday was an insanely crazy day in NYC! First I met Adam Gertler and won a new cell phone at the BlogHer expo. Next we had some deliciously decadent cookies from Levain Bakery. Then late Saturday afternoon I got a message on my phone saying I’d won a book from the expo. Jenny and I headed back to the Hilton to pick it up. We were standing in the hotel lobby, and you will never guess who walked through the doors…

Ree! The Pioneer Woman!

I had my back turned, and I heard Jenny say hi to someone. Jenny knew everyone at the event, so I wasn’t too surprised! :) But when I heard her say Ree my head whipped around so fast you would’ve thought it was going to pop off!

I was so surprised, I don’t think I could even remember my name, much less introduce myself. But Ree hugged us and said “It’s like meeting old friends!”

Then she turned to me… I still don’t think I had been able to utter an intelligible word out of my gaping mouth at this point… and she said,

Amanda, your scarf tutorial changed my life!”

*Pick me up off the floor!*

The Pioneer Woman has seen my dorky little scarf tutorial?!! The one I only begrudgingly posted because you guys talked me into it?! She’s seen it and recognized me from it, and could immediately place me?? Oh my goodness, I think I just about fainted at that point.

Let me just say, Ree was so, so sweet. And beautiful. And sweet. So glad I got to meet her! She seemed to be in no hurry, she just stood around with us in the lobby, talking, making conversation, and gabbing like girlfriends. She told us about falafel, her Today Show appearance, and going out to dinner with her husband. She joked about wearing Spanx. She asked where we were off to next and we told her Sephora. She said, “Oh, Sephora, I love that place! I wish I could go with you girls!” I just love her. :)

Well, Jenny & Ree talked. I mostly just stood there with my mouth open.

Who knew I was the star-struck type!

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64 Responses
  1. Sew Create It - Jane

    So cool…I’d love to meet Ree too..she has inspired me in so many ways and her recipes are sooo good!

    BTW, Great picture of the two of you!!

  2. Blonde

    When I realized you & PW were both in NY at the same time I was SO hoping you could meet her! I’m like the others…jealous!! Lol So totally cool! Would’ve been star struck myself!

  3. Angela B

    OMGosh… about this….I’ve just VERY recently found your blog (and I LOVE your freakishly neat nature, definatley a kindered spirit. I was thinking hey…I remember the unusual name Ree…Oh Ma Gosh..I just read about her in Guidepost magazine and I was going to look up her blog! Does God just know how to put us together or what?! Makes the world seem a little bit smaller (and nicer). Love the scarf tutorial…you know I had to watch. Resolving to wear all the scarves I keep collecting!

  4. kathleen.summers

    Wow, how exciting! I felt like I was there with you reading your awesome description.

    So happy for you and your blog success!!


  5. Jessie

    Wait. Wait. Did I miss it?
    I love when you take trips but it’s for a very selfish reason (I’ll admit it). I love the breakdown of what you wore. I know you did it for your LA trip. Will you do it for NY?? Im excited for you that you got to meet Ree. I’m new to the blog world. WHO is Ree again?? I need to go check her out…

  6. Katie&Wags

    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH! Oh, I am sooooooo jealous! The jealousy is a little outrageous as I live in Australia and have pretty much zero chance of ever meeting P-Dub myself… but still! So jealous!

  7. Steffi

    OMG!!!! AMANDA!!!!!!!!! That’s by far the coolest thing I’ve heard/seen in a loooooong time. I think it’s wicked cool that she’s heard of you!!!!!! I totally feel like I know her by proxy now ;-)

  8. Laura Bye

    Oh my stickin heck not many people would make me “starstruck” but her the “Pioneer Woman” our “Ree”!! Just think she loves our “Amanda” too. yeah for you!! Next time I’m carrying your bags ;)

  9. Amanda Sevall

    LOL!! :) I would have been speechless too!! I think that’s why we all love reading Ree’s blog… she’s so down-to-earth and I can totally see her hanging around to chit-chat!! How exciting that you got to meet and I have to agree with her about your scarf tutorial… it was pretty fabulous!! ;)

  10. tchrtiff

    How fun for you! You two look beautiful together! I’d be so star struck if I’d run into either of you!

    Somehow I missed your scarf tutorial. So fun! Thanks for sharing! I love when you share clothing ideas, tips and hints. Hope to see more soon.

  11. Becky

    That is sooo funny. I think, no I KNOW, I would totally be star struck if I ever had the chance to meet Ree. Heck, I would be so star struck meeting YOU!! :D

  12. Julie

    So Fun! I’m afraid I would have been a little star struck too. It’s kind of fun, but wierd, meeting people whose blog you’ve read and feeling like you know them. But really haven’t met them before. Gotta love the blogging world!

  13. Magically Ordinary

    That is just fantastic. I often pride myself on not getting star struck but who am I kidding. You met the Pioneer Woman! So cool!

  14. HeatherB

    That sounds like such fun! And I had to check out your scarf tutorial (thanks for linking it up), and you sound just so sweet! Cute to see you in “action”!

  15. Sheila

    THE Pioneer Woman .. love everything about this woman. She is a great inspiration to me and I am sure others. Funny that you were star struck .. sounds like me when I ran into Kenny Chesney at Cracker Barrel Restraunt LOL!

  16. allison

    Sounds like you had a blast and I’m wayyyyyy excited that you got to meet Ree! I would love to meet her! She’s soooooo inspirational!

    You’ve been so busy, but it sounds like a good busy. And you look fabulous too! I love all the outfits you wear!

    I’m happy to see you’re doing so well and having so much fun! When you started your site did you ever think that you’d ever get this far? How amazing!

  17. Beth

    OHHHH MMMMYYYY SSSTTTAAARRRSSS!!! I am beyond giddy for you~ I would have died if she would have just strolled in! I am jealous!

  18. courtney e.

    so cool! i met her at her book signing in dallas and she is super sweet. btw, if i ran into YOU in a hotel lobby, i would be star struck! :)

  19. Ashley & Audrey

    Wow! My heart lept as I read your post. That must have been so much fun! Sounds like you guys just had one big blog land reunion!

  20. Amy Cobb

    O M G… I am SO excited for you!!!! oh the Pioneer Woman… oh how I love her….

    This woofer is so proud

    sooooooooooooooooooo proud of all your accomplishments!

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